Subject: Re: sysinst MBR partition bug on fresh install?
To: None <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/23/2004 19:17:28
In message <>, writes:
>On Sun, May 23, 2004 at 06:27:11PM -0400, Steve Bellovin wrote:
>> For reasons I won't bother to explain, I tried to do a fresh install of 
>> -current (from Friday's source tree) on a disk with a Windows partition.
>> As best I can tell, it was skipping the step about asking about MBR 
>> partitions, or asking me if I wanted to use part or all of the disk for 
>> NetBSD -- it went straight to the NetBSD partition dialog.  Maybe the 
>> MBR partition stuff came later, but it listed the entire capacity of 
>> the drive as available; it didn't subtract out the Windows partition.
>> Can anyone else confirm this?
>Be sure to have a clean and recent source tree to build sysinst.  I
>committed a fix for that in rev. 1.86 of sysinst/disks.c.
Thanks.  I have that version, but dated yesterday, and I built my 
installation CD a few days earlier.

		--Steve Bellovin,